State audit agencies of Vietnam, Kazakhstan seek stronger ties hinh anh 1The plenary session of ASOSAI 14 in Hanoi on September 19 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Auditor General of the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) Nguyen Tuan Anh has voiced his hope that Vietnam and Kazakhstan will increase the sharing of experiences in auditing in the coming time.

Deputy Auditor General Anh expressed the wish during a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Talgat Zhakan on the sidelines of the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI 14) in Hanoi on September 19.

Anh briefed his guest about the SAV’s apparatus and outstanding activities in the recent past, saying that it has well performed auditing tasks assigned by the National Assembly, focusing on public audit, and budget spending of ministries, sectors and localities.

During the process of international integration, the SAV has joined organizations such as the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), ASOSAI, and the ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI), he said, adding that the SAV has also exchanged experiences with State Audit Institutions (SAI) and sent auditors to go abroad to study advanced auditing models, especially IT and environmental auditing models.

Zhakan said the Accounts Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan were admitted to INTOSAI and ASOSAI in 2000 and became a member of the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) in 2003.

In addition, it has also cooperated with supreme audit institutions in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Economic Cooperation Organisation Supreme Audit Institutions (ECOSAI), he said.

The Accounts Committee has already signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with many ASOSAI members and it hoped to ink a similar agreement with the SAV in order to improve the quality of auditing activities of both nations, Zhakan said.

He also expressed his hope that the SAV would support the Accounts Committee’s candidacy for a seat in the ASOSAI Audit Committee for the 2018-2021 term.

Anh promised to support and recommend the Accounts Committee of Kazakhstan to the post through the vote at ASOSAI 14.-VNA